The excitement is building! We have our hotels booked and have altered our plans several times but now I really think we have a great vacation planned. We are working on getting everything ready…not just for the trip, but for the riding season in general. Spring has blessed us with some nice weekends and we have been able to get the bike out several times. This year we are once again doing the Americana Extreme Grand Tour ( http://www.glmc.org/grand_tour.php) and we were able to start collecting some of the locations/pictures to enter for that contest last weekend. Dale got new tires for the bike, but we haven’t gotten them installed yet, a new tank bag and a few other gadgets to try. I got a new coat and new pants (and the search for women’s pants was not easy and will be another whole blog eventually) and Dale, who loves lists, has started his list of must haves for the trip. We’ll keep you posted as the date approaches and our preparation grows!